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Pensacon – May 21, 22, 23

Posted on: May 1st, 2021 by brent

Pensacon

What You Need to Know

Pensacon 2021 will take place from Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23, 2021. The primary convention venue, the Pensacola Bay Center, is where ticketing, celebrity autographs and photo ops, and the vendor floor will be located.

Other official venues include the Rex Theatre, the Pensacola Little Theatre, Voices of Pensacola, and UWF Historic Trust Bowden Building, among others. New to this year is Court of DeLuna.

Most official events and activities will take place from 1-8pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday. See the Venues page for specific venue hours and other details, and make sure you have the official Pensacon app on your smartphone during the convention.

Ticketing & Pass Pick-Up

Information about early pass pickup will be forthcoming.

If you wish to pick-up your pre-purchased weekend pass at the convention, they will be available to pick-up at the Pensacola Bay Center at Will Call as early as two hours before the convention opens on each day.

During Pensacon, all ticketing will take place at the Pensacola Bay Center.

Will call and sales will be available outside in front of the Bay Center one hour before the convention opens.

What to Bring

You will need your Showclix confirmation or your ID only if you are picking up at Will Call

Lots of cash! Not all vendors and celebrity guests accept credit cards, so plan to bring plenty of cash. Also, the parking lots outside the Bay Center that charge to park accept cash only. The ATMs inside the Bay Center are also susceptible to running out of cash throughout the weekend.

No outside food or drinks will be allowed inside the Bay Center. Food vendors will be located at the Pensacola Bay Center’s front entrance, and plenty of area restaurants will have special fandom-themed menus and drink specials throughout the weekend.

Celebrity Schedule

Unless noted, celebrity guests will be at their tables, available to meet fans, take photographs, autographs, etc. all three days. Autograph and photograph prices vary by celebrity. (We will make special announcements for those guests who will not be with us all three days, and any changes or cancellations will be posted on the Cancellations page.)

The celebrity guests will be located on the 2nd floor of the Pensacola Bay Center. The 2nd floor is accessible by the interior and exterior stairways.

The panel schedule and the photo op schedule will be available on both the app and on the website. Photo ops will be available for pre-purchase from Epic Photo Ops. See the Photo Ops page for details.

Parking & Trolley

The front parking lot at the Bay Center is reserved for our VIP attendees, and the back parking lot is reserved for vendors, volunteers, and media.

The surrounding parking lots and the lots throughout the city will be charging $10 to park. Re-entry is not included.

Trolley service throughout Downtown Pensacola is free for all badge holders. Trolley stops will be announced closer to the dates of the convention.

See the Transportation page for more information.

About Pensacon

Founded in 2013, Pensacon is the premiere comic book and pop culture convention serving Pensacola and the Gulf Coast.

Need to get in touch with us? Use the form on our Contact page, or message us on Facebook.

Mission Statement

To create the best multi-genre convention that is unique to the Pensacola community and that is a safe and welcoming environment for all types of fans.

Vision Statement

Pensacon strives to be all inclusive by seeking out popular artists, actors, writers, and creators that all contribute to their respective fandom and allow fans to interact with them as well as to create events that cater to all types of fans. Pensacon creates a safe environment for all types of fandom to express themselves, free from bullying or harassment. Pensacon provides a place for fans to form a community in which they have the best experience possible. Pensacon endeavors to be a unique event in Pensacola by reaching out to the local community to create an environment that we would never be able to achieve by ourselves.

Statement of Values

Pensacon was created with the idea of making a convention where people of all types of fandoms can enjoy interacting with popular representatives of those fandoms and with each other. As such, we are guided by a set of principles in every decision we make.

  • Pensacon will create a safe, fun, and welcoming environment for all types of fandoms.
  • Pensacon has a strict non-discrimination policy regarding gender, sexual identity, age, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, physical appearance, veteran status, or interest in any specific fandom.
  • Pensacon will act with integrity and honor in all manners of business with guests, vendors, sponsors, attendees, venues, partners, and community at large.
  • Pensacon will promote a sense of community in Pensacola and foster open and honest communication between all guests, citizens, and businesses.
  • Pensacon will always abide by all federal, state, and local laws.

Pensacon expects anyone representing Pensacon, be they staff, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, or venues to abide by these values.

See our Policies page for our Safe Environment Policy and more information.

Postponed: Luke Bryan – The Wharf – July 31, 2021

Posted on: April 23rd, 2021 by brent

PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR

LUKE BRYAN

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

DYLAN SCOTT & CAYLEE HAMMACK

POSTPONED

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ALL DATES, ACTS & TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. A SERVICE CHARGE IS ADDED TO EACH TICKET.

Listen to Win on Cat Country 98.7

Thomas Rhett at the Wharf – August 13 and 14

Posted on: April 16th, 2021 by brent
Thomas RhettCat Country 98.7 welcomes the CENTER POINT ROAD TOUR
THOMAS RHETT
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
RHETT AKINS & GABBY BARRETT
TWO SHOWS!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH
& SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH
TICKETS FOR BOTH SHOWS GO ON SALE FRIDAY (4/23) – 10AM
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ALL DATES, ACTS & TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. A SERVICE CHARGE IS ADDED TO EACH TICKET.

Carnival Kick off and Parade – May 21 and May 29th

Posted on: April 9th, 2021 by brent

Carnivale Paradę
CARNIVALE KICK-OFF CELEBRATION AND BLESSING OF THE KREWES

Pensacola Florida has designated May 21st through June 5th as Carnivale Season. Mardi Gras events did not happen however, Pensacola will rekindle the Mardi Gras Spirt with a two week special celebration. The 2021 Kick-Off will take place May 21, 2021 at Roger Scott Athletic Complex and will include the traditional Blessing of the Krewes along with a concert style dance party featuring beverages and food.  Tickets to the 2021 Carnivale Kick-Off Celebration are now available for purchase. All tickets previously purchased will be honored. Socially responsible practices and procedures will remain. Tickets are re-priced at $50 for General Admission and $120 for VIP tickets, which will be limited in number. When VIP sells out, there will be NO additional VIP tickets sold. Attendance to the event will be capped at 3,000.

ALL PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED TICKETS WILL BE HONORED.

Pensacola Mardi Gras events did not happen and Pensacola is following other Gulf Coast Communities in re-envisioning a classic celebration of our community, Krewes, and customs.

Pensacola Grand Carnival Parade May 29

The Pensacola Grand Carnival Parade is annually the largest and most extravagant parade in Pensacola. This parade itself, brings the most attention from the public and the highest traffic with attendees and participants numbering in the hundreds of thousands, is the largest gathering of people in Downtown Pensacola during the entire year. The Grand Mardi Gras Parade features most of the Krewes from the area, local organizations and companies and everything from marching bands to Scout groups. Many parade entrants come from out of town as well.

The parade has over 6000 people who participate in the parade, often over 100,000 t the parade. Media coverage is tremendous with the largest parade than we do, but none have any bigger. The parade is broadcast live on local TV and coverage of the parade including radio, TV, print, and social media has a reach of literally millions.

The parade takes place on Palafox and Garden Streets in historic downtown Pensacola. The Parade starts at 2:00pm and continues until around 6:00pm.

The Grand Carnival Parade is by far the the largest event of  of Downtown Pensacola annually, and will prove to be the highlight of the season again this year.

For information, please check https://www.facebook.com/PcolaKickoff or https://pensacolamardigras.com/event/pensacola-mardi-gras-kick-off-celebration/

Riley Green at the Wharf – May 28

Posted on: April 2nd, 2021 by brent

Riley GreenThe Cat is proud to welcome Riley Green to the Wharf in Orange Beach.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

FRIDAY, MAY 28TH – 7PM DOORS OPEN – 5:30PM

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH – 10AM!

TICKETMASTER.COM | THE WHARF BOX OFFICE

ALL DATES, ACTS & TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. A SERVICE CHARGE IS ADDED TO EACH TICKET.

Jon Pardi at the Wharf – June 18 and 19

Posted on: March 15th, 2021 by brent

Jon Pardi

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 18 & 19

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 19TH – 10AM TICKETMASTER.COM | THE WHARF BOX OFFICE

TICKETS WILL BE SOLD IN VARIOUS SIZED PODS. ENTIRE PODS MUST BE PURCHASED TOGETHER.

REDUCED CAPACITY. RESERVED SEATING EVENT. MASKS REQUIRED.

ALL DATES, ACTS & TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. A SERVICE CHARGE IS ADDED TO EACH TICKET. 

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Dave and Mary Hoxeng named “Spirit of Pensacola at 2021 PACE Awards

Posted on: March 4th, 2021 by brent

Pace WinnersCongratulations to Station Owners Dave and Mary Hoxeng who were amongst the honorees at the 61st Annual PACE Awards.  Recognized as the “Spirit of Pensacola” for their commitment to the greater Pensacola Area, Dave and Mary said “We came here to build Cat Country and quickly discovered how wonderful the people are.”

Dave Hoxeng said “I am very passionate about the the Pensacola Chamber, it’s a great organization that makes huge difference in our community.”

Pensacola, FL-March 3, 2021- The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce held its annual Pensacola Area Commitment to Excellence (PACE) Awards tonight at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Sue Straughn from WEAR-TV Channel 3 emceed the event and announced the following PACE Award winners:

Dave and MarySpirit of Pensacola: Dave and Mary Hoxeng, CatCountry 98.7, NewsRadio 92.3, ESPN Pensacola-99.1 | 1330, Playlist 94.5

Advocate Leader: Brian Wyer, CEO, Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce

Leader in Education: Shannon Nickinson, Director of Early Learning, Studer Community Institute

Professional Leader: Dr. David Josephs, Clinic Director, Lakeview Center

Business Leader: Norris Ayvazian, Operations Manager, Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical 

Community Leader: Lisa Lyter, Creative Strategist, Red Iron Design House

Emerging Leader: D.C. Reeves, Co-Founder/CEO, Perfect Plain Brewery

“My congratulations go to this year’s PACE Award honorees,” stated Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce President Todd Thomson. “After such a trying year, it is wonderful to come together and celebrate our community’s excellence.”

Cat Country 98.7 Wins CRS 2021 Station of the Year

Posted on: February 19th, 2021 by brent

CRS Station of the YearPensacola’s locally-owned country radio station, CatCountry 98.7, has been awarded as the Radio Station of the Year at Country Radio Seminar (CRS).  The special industry recognition is voted on by broadcast professionals and country music industry professionals.  This was CatCountry 98.7’s first win after being a multi-year nominee.

Brent Lane, Program Director of Cat Country 98.7, said “I am super proud of our team today! Thanks to our radio and country music colleagues who saw fit to cast a vote for the Cat! We are proud represent Pensacola, but we are also proud to represent the Country Music community on the Gulf Coast.”

Embrace the Community

Posted on: February 9th, 2021 by cali

Cat Country Cat Plush

Posted on: February 1st, 2021 by brent

Cat Plush

Put the Cat anywhere you want to bring you a little Cat Country Smile!

Cat Country Cat Plush

$10.00

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